Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Proteales
Family Proteaceae
Genus F.Muell
Common Name Macadamia

Maturity days

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Food Forest Oil Nut

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Somewhat Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant Well drained soils
Planting area Ground
Sunlight Full_sun



Short comments

Evergreen tree native to North Eastern NSW and Central/South East QLD. Grows 2-12 m.

General comments

Macadamia nut tree, Queensland Nut, will usually begin to produce commercial quantities of nuts from 7-10 years of age, and will bear nuts for over 100 years. They prefer fertile, well drained soils and tolerate rain fall of 1000-2000mm. The roots are shallow, and thus the tree will need shelter from strong winds, cyclones etc.


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